COMANCO Makes Progress on 96-Acre Pond Closure

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Beginning in February, COMANCO began a year and a half long project capping a phosphogypsum stack located in Central Florida.

The early start date was to help us get ahead of Florida’s rainy season.  COMANCO was still faced with many challenges that we have been able to overcome.  The wet and mucky material posed a challenge for the heavy equipment to access the area for safe construction and the material would not support the weight of the equipment.  A series of finger dikes and dewatering ditches were constructed to dewater the south pond’s 29 acres.  The water then drained through the ditches drying out the material.  The material was then flipped and moved to fill areas for compaction.  The south pond is taking shape and the liner is now being installed at a rapid pace.